Living the Shift: 5GATEWAYS Easter Retreat, BELGIUM 18th-23rd April 2019

Submitted by Open on Wed, 11/28/2018 - 11:26

There's a Divine Being inside of you, an expansive sense of presence which is beyond the drama. And yet, at the same time, there's your journey and your unique expression through it all, which is the very expression of your soul. In these times of profound evolutionary change on the planet, it's easy to lose sight of your Divine Being or else surpress the soul in denial, attachment or fear. How can you engage in the multidimensionality of The Shift, unleashing the expansive majesty of You, and yet not lose the profound inner presence either? That's the essence of Openhand's "Living the Shift" retreat. It helps you thrive as your Divine Being.

This 5Day retreat is taking place over the Easter Weekend 2019, at a beautiful private retreat centre, in secluded grounds right in the heart of Europe, close to Bruge, which is easy to get to by road, rail and air. It has the perfect ingredients for profound transformational alchemy. It's Openhand's stage 2 retreat, but also open to newcomers.

Retreat Highlights

  • Guided meditations to connect with your authentic True Self, process karmic blockages, and unleash unbridled expression of soul, that your majesty may thrive in the outer world.
  • Experiential understanding of your emergence of soul into expanded "5D" consciousness, to manifest greater success and fulfillment in The Shift.
  • A Spiritual Compass and 5GATEWAYS Routemap to help you demystify the varied inner influences on the path and integrate your expanded spirituality into your daily "3D" life.
  • Helping you integrate the higher dimensional interplay of The Shift, negating the effect of Entities & Implants and connecting with your cosmic soul family to support you through your evolution.
  • Relating your transfromation to global events from Abrupt Climate Change, Civilisation Instability and the effects of the Pole Shift that you may ride the Earth's transformation successfully and resiliently.

"These 5GATEWAYS Retreats are all about resonating a higher vibrational frequency, that unravel karmic density, resonate authentic characteristics of being, and help you come from higher consciousness in life."

Guided by Higher Dimensional Bridge: "Open"

Open works as a Bridge into higher dimensions of consciousness. His approach is to use intuitive meditation techniques, and self realisation exercises to connect you with your Divine Being and align you with your soul. He can resonate, and help you attune, the authentic frequency of your being, process past life karma and negate the impact of interdimensional interference. Participants find themselves dropping into the profound nature of who they truly are; an aligned experience which then infuses beneficially into every facet of their lives.

Supported by Aspasia, Jean and Heike

Aspasia - based in the UK - is Openhand's Community Coordinator responsible for weaving the organisation of our events together in terms of booking and administration support. She is also a very experienced spiritual facilitator who skillfully co-creates explorations of Awakening with all souls. Please contact Aspasia to make a booking, if you have any questions about the nature of the event, and what's generally involved:

Jean-Michel will be there on location as the organiser on site and as support facilitator. Jean has had a very rich, colourful and at times, dramatically challenging experiences on the path - from an early age. He has strong starsoul connections, particularly the Plaiedes, and is a close reader of the flow through signs and synchronicity.

Jean is an accredited Openhand Facilitator.

Heike Reifgens will also be acting as a support facilitator. She has been engaged in the Openhand work for several years and is engaged in our Facilitation Program working towards accreditation. She has a lovely caring and compassionate nature who can empathically hold the space for people's deeper inquiries and processing.

You'll be well looked after!

A Safe and Expansive space to work in

During the retreat, an expansive yet protective environment will be created for you, accepting you totally as you are. Then using highly evolved meditation techniques combined with powerful self realisation exercises and intuitive questioning, you'll be guided deep on a journey of self discovery, sinking into the deep existential presence of your Divine Being, dissolving karmic blockages and unfolding profound gifts of authentic soul beingness.

We'll be connecting in an expanded field of consciousness, that helps you pick up the divine flow of the Universe, activate and release karmic blockages, remove interfering entities and implants and also attune to your etheric soul family, to resonate and shine forth the unbridled majesty of You.

The Openhand Approach incorporates guided meditation with movement, breathing and emotive music, to unveil lost aspects of your being and to set your soul free on the wings of multidimensionality. Participants experience the process as deeply liberating, expansive and evolutionary. Higher "5D" consciousness can then integrate directly into your daily life for successful and resilient spiritual living.

Attuning Your Spiritual Compass & Routemap in The Shift

The Earth Shift is gathering pace now. We've entered a crucible of profound evolutionary transformation initiated by Abrupt Climate Change and the Earth's Pole Shift. This will dramatically change the natrue of our reality, where the old karmic construct will steadily breakdown and be peeled off in the immediate years ahead. When you understand the fullness of what's unfolding it is nothing to fear, because the expanded "5D" reality of the New Paradigm will progressively ermerge from it. The point is though, to be a part of this magnificent Shift, is to begin to live and express it right now.

What's needed is to attune your Spiritual Compass - one that helps you align with the routemap of your evolution; one that you can trust in; one that integrates expanded "5D" consciousness into your life right now and changes the reality to one that fits with the authentic core of who you are.

On this retreat, aswell as Openhand's acclaimed 5GATEWAYS routemap, we'll be presenting and guiding "Openway" as a means of listening to and aligning with your soul - to attune your own spiritual compass. It helps peel away the distorting veils which so often confuse. It helps you build trust in your True Self. Furthermore, it is a means of infusing the authenticity of your multidimensional inner light, the only true way to shape a new "5D" reality more closely aligned with the core of who you are. It leads to a life of divine destiny: cherished, held and nurtured as the child of the universe that you truly are.

Even if you've done this Openhand stage 2 retreat before, plenty prefer to experience it several times, gaining new awareness and new alignments each time. Much more than just a 'course', we're performing deep alchemical energy work that meets you exactly where you are right now.

5GATEWAYS Retreat trailer

Here's a short trailer that gives a sense of what the 5GATEWAYS work is about...

Gorgeous Private Retreat Centre close to Bruge and Brussels

This event will take place at the wonderfully secluded and peaceful private retreat, in Oostkamp close to Bruge, which is about an hours drive from the international airport of Brussels.

A picturesque centre with leafy grounds and wonderful working spaces ...

Leafy Walks for us to work in and for private time...

Phew - this work turns you upside down and inside out!...

Great conscious, plant-based food courtesy of resident chef...

Administration details

  • Venue: This Easter Weekend, "Living the Shift" 5GATEWAYS retreat, takes place at a private retreat centre at Oostkamp near Bruge. Full details on Booking.
  • Timings: Arrival on Thursday 18th April, between 3-5pm ready for a gathering dinner at 6pm. Closes Tuesday 23rd April by midday.
  • Cost: The full costs, including comfortable accommodation, high vibe plant-based food, instructional fees and facilitator support is:  Euro 650 (one or two reduced price bursary places are available for those who are resource constrained).
  • Payment: A 25% deposit secures your place on this gathering. The balance is payable one month before.
  • Travel: Oostkamp is about 1 hours drive from Brussels International Airport, Antwerp and Calais. Bruge is about 20 minutes away and has a rail station connecting to these main cities. Collection from Bruge station will be possible - ask on booking.
  • Not for profit: Openhand is a not for profit organisation. All surplus revenues are reinvested to facilitate our objective - to help others in their journey of spiritual awakening.
  • Booking info: To book a place or to get more information, email our organiser Aspasia (in the UK): ***IMPORTANT*** We will respond to your email as soon as possible, if you have not heard from us within 24 hours, check your spam folder


We can no longer deny the tumultuous changes happening to Humanity and the World. Our lives and the way we live are beginning to change, right now. A powerful wave of higher consciousness is rushing in to sweep the old reality steadily away. We're being called by the divine to join the new dawning in expanded "5D" consciousness.

It's a way of being you know well in the core of who you are. It speaks into the fibres of your heart. It's an interconnectedness, cherished, nurtured and supported by the divine in your every step. You can live that 24/7, now, in your relationships, work and every facet of your life. That's what successfully navigating the path of the 5GATEWAYS can achieve.

Come ensure you unveil the fullness of your Divine Being; Infuse and live the light of your soul in every moment; Join the shift into the New Paradigm in the 5th Density as the old reality peels away.

Booking Info:

That Booking Info again: To book a place or to get more information, email our organiser Aspasia (in the UK): ***IMPORTANT*** We will respond to your email as soon as possible, if you have not heard from us within 24 hours, check your spam folder

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Hi everyone, it's a quick turn around for me - a couple of days rest from Seattle then I head out to Belgium for the next intsallment of "Living the Shift". They are going tremendously well, with rich and diverse souls popping up everywhere, feeling the shift and wanting to dive deeper.

For Belgium, people are registering from all over the world, including far flung corners in India (see you there Megha). I can feel this one's going to be a 'humdinger', and with only one place left, if you feel you'd like to come, you'll need to get your skates on!

Looking forwards to seeing you all next week.

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Hi Open & everyone reading or attending the Brugge Event , 

I can feel the energy building up strongly & i am preparing myself in the best ways possible to be 

holding the space & Facilitating everyone inner deep transformations . The diversity of Souls attending will be amazingly diverse & the shifts deeply soul stirring . Can't wait to be Friday evening 😍

I am ready to go deeper ( after a wild & excruciating  inner transformative winter process ) & unleash more of the Bluehopi energy . Yihaaaaaah

Wishing u the best turn over Open . 

Jean Bluehopi 


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Dear Open and Jean and everyone else tubing in ,

I am currently feeling shaken and stirred as so much comes up presumably in anticipation of our retreat. Hell broke lose in my ICU recently as all my babies became sick at once ,my car was badly dented in a freak accident,a relative died ,and I have barely been able to sleep in the past few days. I am breathing deeply and trying to integrate all these happenings . I am packed and despite the craziness within and without ,I'm ready to go ! 

I was drawn to finally read your article on Draconian entities Open ,and I think it's going to be an important part of our work . 

Hoping to see many of my friends in person ! 


Hi Megha,

My heart goes out to you. Heart

Actually what you're experiencing is "par for the course" - the denser side of energy tries to prevent people coming - I hear it all the time. Just walk right through!

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I’m right there with you, Megha! And very much looking forward to meeting you in person! <3


I’ve been working incredibly hard on myself these last few months, and I feel like I have made a lot of progress. I was recently at a psychic reading after following the pull to go for my birthday, and my cards showed that I’m currently going deep down into the depths of my unconscious. My outcome card was ‘The Tower’ which symbolises destruction. My reader explained this card in terms of ‘enlightenment’, emphasizing how a journey through ‘hell’ was necessary to finally ending up in ‘heaven’, and that it was time for me to become ‘disillusioned’. I felt it as a confirmation of the journey that I have been feeling my soul calling me to embark on for some time now; the journey towards the death of the ego, which I’m working hard to remain immersed in.


My ego is feeling immensely threatened. It’s clinging on with its claws, screaming and sobbing in pain and fear. It’s penetrating through all its stories of how I’ve been treated unfairly, how I’ve been betrayed, and how I shouldn’t accept it. In response, I feel my pain-body being activated, feeling both physical sensations of pain and emotional pain. When feeling into the pain, it feels like I’m being choked. It all frequently feels too much, but I keep going back to the observer mode, remembering how this is all happening for me, rather than to me. I’m luckily also frequently feeling expanded and liberated – it’s definitely not just ‘all bad’!


I can definitely feel some resistance to the retreat! Before the retreat last year, so much pain and fear was activated that a member of staff at the airport stopped me and asked me if I needed a wheelchair. The staff assumed that I was scared of flying, and I guess she was right, in a metaphorical sense… An inner knowing told me that the fact that I was so scared was ultimately a very good sign, and I strongly feel the same again this year!


Looking forward to seeing you all soon, and to work deeply with you! <3


No worries Maria - we're going to have an amazing time for sure.

There is nothing to fear as we dig deep into the well - only fear itself!

We'll be sure to come up smiling.

Till soon

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The Belgium event this weekend over easter is now full with a couple of lastminute bookings.

I can feel fascinating energies gathering from wide and far for this one. It's sure to be a humdinger!

I'll be running a journal as usual for others to tap into the energy.


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I'll be heading out to Belgium today for the latest in the Living the Shift events. It promises to be a wonderful gathering with rich and diverse souls converging from far and wide - I'm very much looking forwards to connecting with you all Thumbs Up Sign

And as before, I'll be choosing a theme for people online to join in the inquiry. The theme feels to be about exploring the process internally that makes aligned choices in life. So we'll begin that tomorrow.

It feels like there's special significance with it being Easter time and also the burning of Notre Dame. Which of course is very sad to see, and at the same time, is highly synchronistic of the 'burning away' of the Old Paradigm - the old consciousness, particularly the institutions. So poignant times indeed.

See you through the ether!

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After the fire that engulfed the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris  it’s understood that the 'Blessed Sacrament' of the Church was rescued.

The occurence also reminds me of the Kundalini fire that burns away all karmic dross and conditionings until only the inner sanctum, our Infinite Self remains. The name Notre Dame seems also highly significant to me, meaning Our Lady/Mother -  the divine feminine. In my view, this fire is highly significant and marks another important 'milestone' in the great shift on the collective level .  


It's highly significant indeed Mark - I don't believe it has sunk in yet just how important this is.
I'm in the process of writing about it and feel to share the Openhand view very soon.

Sending love

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